Henderson goes back; the Quebecoises near the door

Henderson goes up; the Quebecers near the door< /p> UPDATE DAY

OTTAWA | By the admission of the whooping cough at the Ottawa Hunt Golf Club, a victory is not impossible. But it will be very difficult to pull out.

Brooke Henderson returned to the main draw on Friday in the second round of the Canadian Women's Open which was marred by rain and gloomy weather. 

After a two-hour break due to heavy rain and thunderstorms in the region, the second-ranked Ontarian in the CME Globe race recorded a 68 card, three under par, in order to install tied for 32nd rung. 

Like the opening round, it ended with a damn bogey in a spot where birdies are the norm. The 18th pennant is one of the three easiest on the course. 

Her putter cooperated more than in the opening round, but the aggressive 24-year-old golfer still executed 31 putts despite hitting 17 greens in prescribed strokes. 

“It's not the position I wanted to be in, obviously,” added Henderson. However, I participate in the rounds of the weekend. » 

Not impossible

When play was stopped at 7:50 p.m. on Friday evening, due to darkness, 41 participants were still on the course. They will finish this morning. Of the lot, 11 are resisting the ax for the moment.

Henderson hopes to be able to take advantage of the support of the massive crowd expected on Saturday and Sunday on the course to set off in pursuit of the leaders, the Sud- Korean Narin An at -13 and three golfers at -11.

“If I can get a few birdies early in the third round, I could pick up my pace and climb the board. That's the goal, because we know we can post good scores with what we see on the board.

“It will be difficult to aim for victory , she warned, however. If I can get into a good streak, you never know. However, it will take very solid scores to pass. »

Rhéaume hopes

At the time of hearing the siren, Quebecer Sarah-Eve Rhéaume was in 78th place with a cumulative score of -1. With a second round of 69 (-2), she flirted with the ax placed at -2. 

The 22-year-old amateur could narrowly sneak into the weekend rounds, this morning. 

At +2, Maude-Aimée Leblanc packed her bags after a second card of 71, tied with par. 

Brigitte Thibault has as for she fell to the 147th step with a record of +7.

Valérie Tanguay, stopped at the 14th hole, posted a return of +6.